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SF Silent Film Fest Open Caption & ASL Interpreted Day of Silents

Sat, Dec 3 Watch Film and meet for Desert after.Open Captioned Film and ASL Interpreted Presentation Video announcement:

4:45pm SF Silent Film Festival Day of Silents (more info below) @ Castro Theatre

6:14pm Coffee and deserts (all ages) @ Sweet Inspiration

details:"SF Silent Film Fest: Day of Silents"Movie: 'Different from the Others' (Anders als die Andern)

$16 General / $14 Member

'Different from the Others' (Anders als die Andern)

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin


Film Info

Year: 1919

Country: Germany

Total Run Time: 74 min.

Thought to be the oldest surviving film with a homosexual protagonist, Different from the Others was recently restored by the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Directed by Richard Oswald and co-written by famed psychologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, the film tells a devastating story of queer life under Paragraph 175, the 1871 German law criminalizing homosexuality. Young virtuoso Kurt Sivers (Fritz Schulz) approaches acclaimed violinist Paul Körner (Conrad Veidt) with the hope of becoming his student in early-1900s Germany. Paul agrees to take Kurt under his tutelage, which quickly blossoms into affection, but their relationship is thwarted when a blackmailer threatens to reveal Körner’s homosexuality.

Restored 35mm print from the UCLA Film and Television Archive (50 m.)

Different from the Others will be preceded by preserved newsreels from UCLA: Flashes of the Past: A review of historic events from 1910 to 1925 / Pathé Exchange, Inc. (24 m.)

Introduced by Des Buford of Frameline

Copresented by Frameline and Goethe-Institut/Berlin & Beyond


'Strike' (Stachka)

Castro Theatre

Sat, Dec 3 2:15 PM

Open Captioned Film and ASL Interpreted Presentation

$16 General / $14 Member

Year: 1925

Country: USSR

Total Run Time: 94 min.

Legendary director Sergei Eisenstein’s first full-length feature, Strike tells the story of a massive factory uprising in six powerful episodes. Cinematographer Eduard Tisse’s brilliant camerawork gives a semi-documentary feel to the striking workers and their suppression by the czarist factory owners and police. Set in pre-revolutionary Russia, Eisenstein’s dazzling montage is a riveting display of revolutionary filmmaking that changed the face of cinema forever.

'The Last Command'

Castro Theatre

Sat, Dec 3 7:00 PM

$16 General / $14 Member

Open Captioned Film and ASL Interpreted Presentation

Year: 1928

Country: USA

Total Run Time: 88 min.

Emil Jannings won the first-ever Best Actor Oscar for his nuanced portrayal of an exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra. Movie director Lev Andreyev (William Powell), a former Russian revolutionary, is making a Hollywood epic about the Russian revolution when he recognizes his czarist foe—now going by the name Grand Duke Sergius Alexander—in a book of headshots and casts the destitute extra as a general in his movie. Josef von Sternberg’s stunningly photographed The Last Command displays an insider’s look at life and work in Hollywood. Author Anton Kaes wrote that the “underlying project” of the movie was “to probe the magic and mystery—and perils—of double identities inherent in the very nature of film acting."

'Sadie Thompson'

Castro Theatre

Sat, Dec 3 9:15 PM

$16 General / $14 Member

Open Captioned Film and ASL Interpreted Presentation

Year: 1928

Country: USA

Total Run Time: 97 min.

This first version of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel Rain stars Gloria Swanson as San Francisco prostitute Sadie Thompson who’s waylaid on the remote tropical island Pago Pago with a sexy sergeant (Raoul Walsh) and a crusading moralist (Lionel Barrymore). The film project was beset by problems from the beginning—the censors were dubious and the studios were reluctant. It was Swanson’s perseverance that won the day. She negotiated with the censors, put up $200,000 of her own money, and handpicked the cast. The film marks Swanson’s greatest performance, and happily for all, it was an enormous success at the box office. Sadly, the last reel of the film is missing. The search is on, but in the meantime the film’s end has been reconstructed with production stills and footage from a 1932 adaptation. Thanks to Dennis Doros, who reconstructed the missing reel, and Kino Lorber, who funded the reconstruction.

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  • Keith B.

    Shucks! Wish I could go... this sounds pretty cool!

    November 21

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